I've always been mostly a traditionalist. Perhaps it's my father's ancient English roots or perhaps my mother's lineage of fine dressmaking. I think it is actually the combination of this history paired with the circumstances of my own life that have formed my affiliation with the traditional. In Australia life is easy, being outside is a huge part of any childhood, and the architecture is, frankly, for the most part basic.
This month, as with any, I am working on several projects that intend to effortlessly relate interior and exterior space in a fashion that reflect my clients' ideas, tastes, and intentions, whilst embodying the best of architectural design principles. These three factors of a strong inside/outside interconnection, a client-centric design process, and the intention to achieve the highest possible architectural standard seem such obvious, common elements of the architectural process that it's quite hard to imagine that they aren't always, and haven't always been at play together in the design of residential architecture.
This season we're going for a wonderfully rich, festive colour. Rouge Carmin is the sort of colour that has big power, the sort of colour that it's impossible to shy away from, the sort of colour that just screams sultry winter evenings by the fire.